Unfortunately bad clients are not easily identified. They are not labelled, infact most bad clients look and act exactly the same as a good client.
Many creatives suffer from perfectionism. It’s not a positive trait, in fact perfectionism is really setting yourself up to fail. This article explains why.
Traditionally, at the end of each calendar year, creatives design or curate a gift for clients. This year, I think we should do something different. Something more personal.
Clients like to work with designers interested in their business, their goals and their activities. Show that’s you by sharing information to make your client’s life easier.
Management gurus say there are two ruling paradigms in business today; outside-in and inside-out. These two approaches use very different means to achieve the same end; business growth.
Can you mandate designers are COVID vaccinated? And what is the best way to achieve a safe workplace without disruption?
One focus of our creative business coaching is proving design value to clients. We actively research how designers can persuade clients design is valuable.
Many creative businesses are moving to the theatre model. Instead of employing, they hire on a project-by-project basis. I think many are missing the main point of the model…
With half the country in some form of lockdown and clients wanting to work from home there has to be a new approach to business development and selling the value of design.
The question is how do you develop a new approach?
We build websites using similar templates, then choose the same words to describe what we do. No wonder we end up looking the same.
COVID presents us with the perfect opportunity to review and revise our operations by developing a Balanced Scorecard.